History Creator / DavidLetterman

19th Feb '16 10:45:45 AM Pren
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* UnfortunateNames: For a month in 1995, Dave was absolutely obsessed with a man from Saskatchewan named Dick Assman. Yes, you read that right.

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* UnfortunateNames: For a month in 1995, Dave was absolutely obsessed with a man from Saskatchewan named Dick Assman. Yes, you read that right. He eventually even got the guy on the phone, first talking to his business partner before saying "I'd love to keep talking to you, but your name isn't silly enough."
6th Jan '16 10:38:33 PM Doug86
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* ComicBooks: Bizarrely, Letterman was in an issue of ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' in 1984. A parody version of Letterman ("David Endochrine") was murdered (along with his audience) by SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in FrankMiller's ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns''.

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* ComicBooks: Bizarrely, Letterman was in an issue of ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' in 1984. A parody version of Letterman ("David Endochrine") was murdered (along with his audience) by SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in FrankMiller's Creator/FrankMiller's ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns''.
29th Nov '15 11:28:50 PM bombadil211
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He dropped random things off roofs, he blew random things up on-air, he staged impromptu audience competitions (in addition to showcasing Stupid Pet, and Human, Tricks), he used "viewer mail" segments as an excuse to break into various non sequitur-style sketches, he did stunts in a variety of ridiculous suits (made of velcro, tortilla chips, etc.), and essentially offered a biting parody of the [[HorribleHollywood Hollywood machine]] from the perspective of a Midwestern "everyman" who somehow found himself [[OnlySaneMan trapped inside the establishment]] at the height of its decadence.

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He dropped random things off roofs, he blew random things up on-air, he staged impromptu audience competitions (in addition to showcasing Stupid Pet, and Human, Tricks), he used "viewer mail" segments as an excuse to break into various non sequitur-style sketches, he once did an entire episode with mannequin stand-ins and prerecorded audio, he did stunts in a variety of ridiculous suits (made of velcro, tortilla chips, etc.), and essentially offered a biting parody of the [[HorribleHollywood Hollywood machine]] from the perspective of a Midwestern "everyman" who somehow found himself [[OnlySaneMan trapped inside the establishment]] at the height of its decadence.
8th Oct '15 9:54:23 PM Premonition45
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In April 2014, shortly before his 67th birthday, having spent close to half his life doing the show, Letterman announced he would be retiring. A week later, CBS announced his successor would be Creator/StephenColbert, who will begin [[Series/TheLateShowWithStephenColbert his run]] in September 2015. David Letterman taped his 6,028th and final late night program on May 20, 2015.

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In April 2014, shortly before his 67th birthday, having spent close to half his life doing the show, Letterman announced he would be retiring. A week later, CBS announced his successor would be Creator/StephenColbert, who will begin began [[Series/TheLateShowWithStephenColbert his run]] in on September 8, 2015. David Letterman taped his 6,028th and final late night program on May 20, 2015.
28th Sep '15 8:08:41 AM kyeo
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** Constant reference to his unruly hair, often pretending it was actually a wig.
9th Sep '15 12:22:16 PM dknights411
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In April 2014, shortly before his 67th birthday, having spent close to half his life doing the show, Letterman announced he would be retiring. A week later, CBS announced his successor would be Creator/StephenColbert, who will begin his run in September 2015. David Letterman taped his 6,028th and final late night program on May 20, 2015.

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In April 2014, shortly before his 67th birthday, having spent close to half his life doing the show, Letterman announced he would be retiring. A week later, CBS announced his successor would be Creator/StephenColbert, who will begin [[Series/TheLateShowWithStephenColbert his run run]] in September 2015. David Letterman taped his 6,028th and final late night program on May 20, 2015.
20th Jul '15 5:30:02 PM Ezclee4050
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* EarlyBirdCameo: His network television debut was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UU-PDAQWcXg as a pit reporter]] at the Indianapolis 500 in 1971.
1st Jun '15 10:48:08 PM Mdumas43073
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** Calvert DeForest's memorable bit welcoming passengers at the Port Authority Bus Terminal must have given this effect to the confused passengers he met.

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** Calvert DeForest's [=DeForest=]'s memorable bit welcoming passengers at the Port Authority Bus Terminal must have given this effect to the confused passengers he met.
1st Jun '15 10:47:26 PM Mdumas43073
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* CigarChomper: For many years Letterman was known for his love of cigars, although he's apparently given them up.
1st Jun '15 10:44:45 PM Mdumas43073
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'''David Letterman''' (born April 12, 1947) is an American former TalkShow host famous for (re)defining the genre in the post-[[Series/TheTonightShow Johnny Carson]] era. Letterman's shows (''The David Letterman Show'' in 1980, ''Series/LateNight'' from 1982-93, and the ''Late Show'' from 1993-2015) came to be known as examples of the "[[PostModernism Anti-Talk Show]]", a show that is relentlessly [[LampshadeHanging self-aware]] and intent on deconstructing the conventions of the very medium that gives it life.

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'''David Letterman''' (born April 12, 1947) is an American former TalkShow host famous for (re)defining the genre in the post-[[Series/TheTonightShow Johnny Carson]] era. Letterman's shows (''The David Letterman Show'' in 1980, ''Series/LateNight'' from 1982-93, and the ''Late Show'' from 1993-2015) came to be known as examples of the "[[PostModernism Anti-Talk Show]]", a show that is relentlessly [[LampshadeHanging self-aware]] and intent on deconstructing the conventions of the very medium that gives it life.
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